Phil Smith is professor of philosophy at George Fox University. As such, he writes books and articles with titles like, Being at Home in the World, “Integrational Pacifism and the Just War,” The Virtue of Civility in the Practice of Politics, and Why Faith is a Virtue.
Take a recent college graduate, a rich widow who can manipulate objects mentally, and a tough-as-nails ex-prostitute from Thailand, and what do you get? A murder mystery that is also an excursion through the gambling industry and a race for life in the San Gabriel Mountains. You get Buying the Bangkok Girl.